WSU offers a BS degree in Electronics Engineering. The Electronics Engineering Program is housed in the Department of Engineering, which was formed July 1, 2011 as part of a reorganization in the College of Applied Science and Technology. The Electronics Engineering program was approved by the Utah State Board of Regents spring 2010. As of November 15, 2012, the program had 203 declared majors. The program produced its first group of graduates in the 2011-2012 academic year. One student graduated in December 2011, and seven students graduated in April 2012.
Because the Electronics Engineering program is new, the assessment plan was designed and initially implemented during the 2011-2012 academic year. We are seeking EAC (Engineering Accreditation Commission) ABET accreditation, so the assessment plan was specifically designed to satisfy ABET requirements.
The Electronics Engineering program had its intitial ABET on-site visit fall semester 2012. The visiting team reported two weaknesses and one concern, all of which are straightforward to address and remedy. Responses to these findings that state how the weaknesses and concern will be remedied will be submitted to ABET in February 2013. Accreditation of the Electronics Engineering program is anticipated July 2013.
Dr. Kirk D. Hagen
Weber State University
1703 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-1703